Bart Dooms is a Venture Creation Manager at VITO, a leading European independent research and technology organization in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development. VITO is one of the founding organization of EnergyVille a research institute in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems.
Bart is a successful startup coach/jury member at several startup initiatives (EIT startup days, cleantech challenge, ClimateLaunchPad, LSU coach, …)
As country lead of ClimateLaunchPad, he coached 2 years in a row Belgian startup teams to the top ten of the European finals.
He uses design thinking to develop new products from stubbed apple trees with his company www.Haspenwood.com
. Resulting in winning the Henry Van De Velde Award 2016 in the category efficiency.
As Venture creation manager he brings people with different skills together to think how (EnergyVille/VITO) technology can be brought to the market. Successful startups includes http://www.activ84health.eu/
companies that are recognized in their domain, resulting in winning prestigious prices and market share.
He previously held positions at Acerta, Ubizen (cyber security), MediaMine(startup) & Concentra Media.
Passionate about the combination of creativity and exponential technologies to predict the next disruption towards a sustainable society.
“Follow Your Passion and You Will Never Work a Day in Your Life”